Even when a patient brushes and flosses their teeth properly, it can be hard to remove all of the plaque and food from the nooks of the molars and premolars. This missed plaque and food can cause decay. To protect your teeth from decay, Dr. Gregory J. Brandau may recommend dental sealants in Sarasota, Florida. Dental sealant is a plastic coating that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars by our dentist. When it hardens, the dental sealant will seal out plaque and food. This protects your teeth from decay. In most cases, children and teenagers have dental sealants placed when their molars and premolars grow in. Adults can also benefit from dental sealants if they have no decay or dental fillings in their molars and premolars.

If you choose dental sealants, our dentist will thoroughly clean your molars and premolars. Our dentist will then dry each tooth and place an absorbent material around them to keep them dry. An acid solution is used to roughen the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This will ensure for a strong bonding process. The back teeth are rinsed and dried again. Our dentist then paints the dental sealant on the enamel of each tooth. Our dentist may decide to use a curing light to help the sealant harden.

To learn more and to schedule a visit, contact Sterling Dental today.